Israel-Bahrain-UAE agreements: rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli strikes

Israeli air force struck targets in Gaza as Palestinian fighters fired rockets at Israel on September 16, 2020. REUTERS / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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In the aftermath of the signing of an agreement that normalizes relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Palestinians who still feel more isolated are angry.

In recent hours, rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, which immediately responded with airstrikes.


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According to the IDF, 15 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, nine of which were intercepted by the Israeli missile shield.

However, one of them fell on Tuesday evening September 15 in the Israeli town of Ashdod, between Tel Aviv and Gaza, leaving two injured.

Israel then stepped up airstrikes against Hamas positions.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, still in Washington after

signing agreements with Arab countries

, said "

 They want to prevent peace, but they won't 


Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz legally reacted: “

 On a historic evening of peace, we received a reminder from our enemies that we must always be strong and vigilant to protect the people of Israel in all domains and at any time, and we will "

For Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, Israel "

 will pay the price for any aggression against our people, 

" the armed


said, promising " 

to increase its response as 

" the Hebrew state "

 will persist in his aggression 




► See also: Israel-Bahrain-United Arab Emirates agreements: a historic moment and gray areas


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